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CIA director David Petraeus resigns


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#1    ExpandMyMind

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

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CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair.
In a statement, Mr Petraeus said he had submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama, and that he had shown "extremely poor judgement".
He described his behaviour as "unacceptable" for the leader of the nation's main intelligence agency.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-20276610

"He described his behaviour as "unacceptable" for the leader of the nation's main intelligence agency."

Indeed. If he can't keep an affair secret, what hope is there for the nation's secrets :D

Edited by ExpandMyMind, 09 November 2012 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

I am more surprised and amazed that this man has admitted his wrongdoing and resigned, than I am that he has cheated. In most cases of high-profile adultery, the only mea culpa we get is the qualified apology to keep a sponsor happy, after an initial period of denial.

Cheating on a partner is a horribly dishonest and disrespectful thing to do - and even more so if there are kids involved. But the fact that he's got the self-respect to apologise and to relinquish his position, shows a tremendous amount of balls.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

At least he is able to "Man Up" and admit his mistakes and act to get it over with. I can admire that.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Too bad he couldn't 'Man Down' or whateva, and you know, NOT cheat on his wife. But sure, I guess losing your job because you told on yourself is good too.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

I think he is a low life for the cheating but at least he was man enough to admit it and apologize.  If he wants his marriage to get back on track he had better be making his wife feel like she is a goddess and living his life like an open book so she can at least get some trust back in him again.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

The FBI has known about this affair for a while. This resignation is very likely due to the Benghazi fiasco. It was, after all, largely a CIA run operation over there. Some would argue that it almost cost President Obama the election.

A conspiracy theorist might even suggest that they have a political agenda. I wouldn't know, but I do know that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court should not, even in his wildest imagination, fear a spy agency.

If I were advising President Obama, I would suggest that his pick to replace General Petraeus, have the faith of a mustard seed, because spy agencies will be of little help to my country for what lies ahead. When the mountains are moved, the man he selects must fully understand why, and know that the solution is not, to attack Iran.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

Word on the internet is now that it was his Biographer, Paula Broadwell, that he was cheating with. What he did was WAY wrong, but look at what he had to deal with....

Paula....
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

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Look at these two, just being badasses....

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

If I was Obama I would firmly say, "Director Petraeus, NO, I will not accept your resignation."


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

hang on, his Biographer? Does that not sound a little iffy in itself? The Chief Spook writing his Biography (or having it written for him) while he was still in office? :unsure2:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

Rich/powerful men cheating on his wife with a beautiful co-worker????  WHAT?? Shocking!!  (NOT!!)   If the Feds hadn't been all over him we would have never known, I don't call that honorable.  IMO Marriage is an outdated custom that does not work anyway so why do we still bother with it?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

I don't see how his cheating has anything whatsoever to do with his professional positions.    That said,  i don't trust him professionally and  i hope he's done.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

View Postlightly, on 10 November 2012 - 11:59 AM, said:

I don't see how his cheating has anything whatsoever to do with his professional positions.    

Agreed, it's a private matter between him and his wife, it has nothing to do with his job or anyone else.

It's funny how the public often regards people who hold high positions as being detached from the people they serve, out of touch, yet when they make the same mistakes that everyday people make then that's not good enough, time to go....what a weird world we live in.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

View PostHilander, on 10 November 2012 - 12:31 AM, said:

I think he is a low life for the cheating but at least he was man enough to admit it and apologize.  If he wants his marriage to get back on track he had better be making his wife feel like she is a goddess and living his life like an open book so she can at least get some trust back in him again.
An ex CIA Director living his life as an "open book" is a big ask lol.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

Actually, after having time to think about the timing of this 'resignation', I think it's safe to assume that he was probably forced out. Raptor's post seems to be spot on - though I doubt it was only one incident that forced Obama's hand.

Forcing out the head of the CIA though? That's showing some real power.





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